Rajdeep Sardesai has again been caught spreading lies about Kasganj violence. But this time he was caught by the social media also he was exposed by other media channels. Rajdeep said
Rajdeep Sardesai is an Indian news anchor and author. Sardesai is currently a consulting editor at the India Today group, and hosts India Today Television. He was the Editor-in-Chief of Global Broadcast News, that included CNN-IBN, IBN7 and IBN-Lokmat—which he resigned in July 2014. He is married to journalist and author Sagarika Ghose.
But he was slammed brutally by the people in the social media:
Earlier, Amid tension in Kasganj, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Vinay Katiyar on Tuesday said miscreants who support Pakistan and can go to any extent to defy the tricolour are the ones behind the violence in the Uttar Pradesh district. The BJP MP added that this is the first such incident to have taken place after the Yogi Adityanath government came to power in Uttar Pradesh.
Speaking to news agency ANI, Katiyar said, “Kasganj incident is extremely unfortunate. Previously, there have been no communal clashes in the district as every community lives in harmony. But it has come to light that there are some miscreants who support Pakistan and will go to any extent to defy the tricolour. They need to be dealt with strictly”.
Chandan Gupta, who died of a bullet injury in the clashes that broke out during a “Tiranga bike rally” on Republic Day, was killed by the supporters of Pakistan, the BJP leader said. He further stated that these miscreants are the ones who raise pro-Pakistan slogans and added that the Uttar Pradesh government will take stringent action against the culprits so that such incidences do not take place in future. “Nothing like this had happened in the state under Yogi Adityanath’s government, this is a first such incident which has taken place,” Katiyar asserted.
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Earlier on Monday, a Muslim shopkeeper’s store was burnt down in the communal violence-hit Kasganj. The shop owner said even though he was the only Muslim shopkeeper in the area, he never had issues with anyone. “I have been living and working here for the past 20 years. Even though I am the only Muslim among a Hindu majority, we never had any problems,” he added.
The Yogi Adityanath government on Monday removed the district SP Sunil Kumar Singh, who had earned the ire of the government for the Republic Day violence that followed initial skirmishes during the ‘Tiranga Yatra’ brought out by the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (an affiliate of the RSS). He has been transferred to Police Training School, Meerut.
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Director General of Police OP Singh has said that those behind the violence will be dealt with under the ambit of the National Security Act. More than 100 people have been sent to jail under various sections of the Indian Penal Code for their alleged role in the violence.
Some stray incidents of violence have taken place since Sunday with a mob setting some kiosks on fire and assaulting some people in Bhargain.
A Peace Committee has been formed by the district administration. It has been doing the rounds of the tension-hit areas and requesting people not to pay heed to rumours. Some illegal arms have also been recovered during raids at some places, an official told news agency IANS, adding that the Local Intelligence Unit has been sensitised to keep a close watch on suspicious-looking elements.
The Congress has demanded an independent judicial probe into the violence and demands that the probe is carried out by a sitting high court judge. Congress leader Pramod Tiwari alleged callousness and mismanagement on the part of the Uttar Pradesh government and local administration led to clashes between two communities in Kasganj.